The Agafay Desert is located just an hour’s drive from the lively souks and dizzying maze-like market streets of Marrakech.

There are currently no train lines south of Marrakech so if you want to travel to the Agafay desert you will need to rent a car, catch a bus or take an organized tour.

Quite a few tour companies offer multi-day ATV tours of the Agafay hills complete with tent camping and traditional Moroccan meals.

These off-the-beaten path type of tours take you across sand dunes, over rocky buttes and through hidden canyons all offering splendid views of the Atlas Mountains in the background.